Traffic Incident at 2600 South Loop West
August 11, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2600 South Loop
West about 2 a.m. today (August 11).
The male victim's identity is pending notification
to next of kin by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D. S. Runyan and Officer S. E. Bolton reported:
A wrecker driver, traveling westbound on the
South Loop West service road, noticed the van he was towing was
coming loose from the wrecker. The wrecker driver stopped in a
moving lane of traffic to re-secure the van. A motorcycle rider
traveling on the service road struck the rear of the van and was
pronounced dead approximately one hour later.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.